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Cleve Jones event Nov. 6 at Sidetrack
2017-10-31

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Legendary AIDS and LGBT-rights activist Cleve Jones will be at Sidetrack, 3349 N. Halsted St., on Monday, Nov. 6, 5-8 p.m.

He will be promoting his book, When We Rise.

Jones joined the gay-rights movement in the early 1970s. LGBT activist Harvey Milk was Jones' mentor, and he worked in Milk's City Hall office as a student intern until Milk's assassination in 1978.

Jones co-founded the San Francisco AIDS Foundation in 1983 and founded The NAMES Project AIDS Memorial Quilt, one of the world's largest community arts projects, in 1987. Jones led the 2009 National March for Equality in Washington, D.C., and served on the advisory board of the American Foundation for Equal Rights.

Hachette Book Group published his new memoir, When We Rise, in November 2016. The ABC TV mini-series inspired in part by stories from Cleve's book was broadcast in February 2017, with a screenplay by Academy Award winner Dustin Lance Black.

Center on Halsted is sponsoring the discussion/book-signing event in conjunction with Sidetrack and Unabridged Bookstore.

See community.CenterOnHalsted.org .


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